Dunderberg Shale

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Dunderberg Shale Member of Nopah Formation (CA*,NV*)
Dunderberg Shale* (NV,UT)
Dunderberg Formation* (NV)
Cambrian, Late*
Geologic Province:
Great Basin province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Named for exposures opposite Dunderberg Mine, Eureka district, east-central NV (Walcott, 1908). [Geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200]
Unit Name History:
Named Dunderberg Shale, to replace Hamburg Shale, the name Hamburg retained for Hamburg Limestone (C.D. Walcott, 1908, Smithsonian Misc. Colln., v. 53, no. 1812, p. 184). [Geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200]


Bean, Jad Ryan, 2003, Trilobite paleoecology and biostratigraphy of the Upper Cambrian (Steptoean) Dunderberg Formation, Cherry Creek Range and Schell Creek Range, Nevada: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA masters thesis.

Bean, Jad R., Adrain, J.M., and Westrop, S. R., 2001, Trilobite paleoecology and taphonomy of the Steptoean (Upper Cambrian) Dunderberg Formation, Cherry Creek Range, Nevada: Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 4, p. 22.

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Last modified: 1/7/2011